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Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

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Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

How are the dates calculated?

For cards issued prior to May 21, 2017 it was Reimbursed per Calendar year, not membership year. Purchases must be posted (not pending) by your December statement (dated any time Dec 1 through Dec 31) to be credited against current year's $300 credit. Any travel spend that posts after the December statement will credit against the next year's $300 credit.

For cards issued after May 21, 2017, it will be reimbursed by membership year.

But my 2nd annual fee is after May 21, 2017, why didn't my travel credit reset?

Because if you got your card before that date, your travel credit will continue to reset after your December statement.

Does the travel credit count as minimum spend?

Spend is spend, the credit is the credit. The $300 reimbursement is a separate item from spending requirements( the $300 reimbursement on travel, $100 Goes all count towards the $4,000 only the $450 yearly fee doesn't). You must spend $4000 for your signup bonus UR points. If part of that spend is categorized as travel, a credit will post to your account accordingly. They are separate items.

Even if you return a purchase after you've met your $4000 initial spend it will not count against your spend.


Can I get two travel credit fees if I apply in the middle of the year?

Not for applications after May 21, 2017.


What counts as Travel?

The following items have been reimbursed:



  • Airline purchases, fees & gift cards:
  • AA e-gift certificate
  • Delta eGift Cards, in-flight food/drink purchases
  • UA in-flight bev
  • Moved from EC to EC+ on AA and credit posted 8/2017.
    Southwest gift cards do work! Just purchased a $40 emailed gift card and received the travel credit 3/2018
    Hotels:
  • Airbnb & their GC
  • Bellagio Las Vegas -- including restaurant charges signed to room (posted as BELLAGIO - FRONT DESK)
  • hotels.com (NOT hotels.com e-gift cert!)
  • Hotel restaurants not charged to room (verified at Renaissance LV)
  • Marriott GC and hotel charges
  • Priceline "opaque" hotel purchases
  • Kruger National Park lodging reservation (booked on sanparks.org official site)
  • Hilton Home2 Suites

    Transit, including parking, trains, ferries, toll roads, etc:
  • taxi fares: Uber, Lyft, Gett, Way2Ride, London taxi, RideAustin
  • Transit fees: BART, MTA, FastTrac, MetroCard, DC Metro (WMATA) SmarTrip farecard and commemorative cards, NJ Transit, Oyster card, Ventra (Chicago), Las Vegas Monorail,Short term parking at LAS, London, STIB/MIVB (Brussels), UTA (Salt Lake City), TriMet (Portland, OR)
  • Parking meters: Chicago; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Atlantic City; Seattle; Minneapolis; Raleigh; San Diego
  • Public parking garages: San Francisco; Montgomery Co. MD; Saint Paul; UC San Diego
  • Toll passes: E-Z Pass (MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA), Sunpass prepaid tolls, Washington State GoodToGo tolls, RiverLink tolls, TxTag, IPass (Illinois), Houston EZ-Tag
  • Train tickets: trainline (UK train tickets), Eurostar.com, Bahn.com (when using Paypal), Amtrak (cafe car purchases as well as tickets purchased from kiosks or the website), italirail.com, Train and bus travel in Scotland at ticket counter, SNCB/NMBS (Belgium--app or counter; chip-and-sign cards don't work in ticket machines), Euroshuttle (car train under the English Channel)
  • Ferries: Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE
  • Shuttles: Jackson Hole WY Airport official shuttle to town
  • Unlimted JR Pass for Japan purchased from japan-rail-pass.com
  • Bikeshare membership/usage fees in Washington, DC
  • Parking apps: ParkWhiz, SpotHero, ParkMobile
  • Presidential Limousine service in Las Vegas


    Misc:
  • Costco Travel
  • Disney theme park tickets physically purchased at Disney gate See post #1203
  • Disney Vacation account funding
  • Royal Caribbean drink package
  • Cruise bookings
  • Cruise Excursions Booked Prior to Cruise (and fully refundable)
  • MIR Travel Agency
  • ChargePoint for Electric Vehicle Charging
  • MileagePlusX Uber GC
  • undercovertourist.com
  • Rental cars (verified Avis on page 7 of this thread)
  • Lahaina Cruise Co. (Hawaii Ocean Project whale watch cruise)
  • Interval International Exchange Fee + Upgrade Fee
  • Aircraft title transfer registration fees with ICAO's International Registry of Mobile Assets (Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol)
  • Cooking class/experience booked through Viator

What doesn't count as travel?

Here's a thread dedicated to the topic: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...rrect-mcc.html


The following items have NOT posted as travel/been reimbursed:



  • e-gift card from Airline, except Delta Please list specifics.
  • AA in-flight food
  • AAA membership
  • Alaska Airlines: e-gift cards; in-flight food; Board Room membership (post 1152)
  • Blink Charging (EV charging network): shows up as Bills & Utilities
  • CLEAR -- annual membership fee and pro-rated $50 fee for adding a family member
  • Points.com (Southwest)
  • Not all parking meters - Michigan State University (MSU Police Dept. 1x), Phoenix
  • Parking citation payment (SF MTA)
  • Hotel parking fees (e.g. Fairmont SF)
  • Walt Disney tickets directly from Disney.com
  • Vacation Rental by Owner/HomeAway
  • Airport landing, parking and ground handling fees for private jets
  • EZ-Tag (Houston, TX) now DOES count per post 1109
  • Georgia Peach Pass
  • Hotels.com e-gift card
  • Hyatt e-gift card
  • Hyatt physical G.C. from Hyatt.com (coded as Online, Mail, or Telephone transaction or Card, Gift Novelty and Souvenir Stores) No manual adjustment.
  • IHG Ambassador recognition program
  • Southwest Airlines in-flight purchases
  • Southwest Airlines Wi-Fi purchase ("Bills & utilities" in Chase online banking)
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii Gift Card (Prince Hotel Waikiki, Mauna Kea Hotel, Hapuna Beach Hotel)
  • Meal at Fairmont Hotel not charged to room
  • Choice hotel Points + Cash reservation
  • Delta in-flight Wi-Fi purchased through app
  • MPX Amazon.Com
  • Not all public transit: Lisbon metro
  • Travel Insurance (Allianz)


Unclear/mixed results:




  • UA wifi purchased in-flight (no, yes)

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Old Dec 7, 16, 8:59 am
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Join Date: Nov 2016
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Airbnb credited. Opened an acct for both my wife and I and sent GC from one account to the other because they won't let you send yourself a GC. If I don't claim in within 90 days they will refund the sender, I wonder if Chase would claw this back since the year will change?
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Old Dec 7, 16, 9:31 am
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Chase doesn't claw back the credit, regardless of year. They don't even claw back travel booked and then cancelled on their own UR portal.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by mikex163 View Post
Chase doesn't claw back the credit, regardless of year. They don't even claw back travel booked and then cancelled on their own UR portal.
Good to know, thanks! Guess I'll just wait for the 90 days and get by money back from Airbnb.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by mikex163 View Post
Chase doesn't claw back the credit, regardless of year. They don't even claw back travel booked and then cancelled on their own UR portal.
But wouldn't that be a negative affect? Chase might catch it if it happens often and you'll get your acts closed.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 5:52 pm
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I got my travel credit before the $300 Delta GC even posted. My UR page is showing it entirely used and that I received a $300 credit. I suppose it'll reset when my statement cuts.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 6:06 pm
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question, if i uded my 2016 statement credit already, does this mean i can use 2017's right now if ny current stayement closes in 2017??

sorry, i had like 6 drinks fite now
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Old Dec 7, 16, 8:07 pm
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Yes.
It's when the posting ends not when spent.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Thanks- think I posted that part erroneously in this thread I blame the multitude of tabs open



Thanks for the heads up.

What $ amount does the ticket need to be to be reimbursed? IE under a certain threshold?

Thanks!
$300 reimbursed yesterday from my recent AS purchase ^ same day as it posted.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by trikotret View Post
But wouldn't that be a negative affect? Chase might catch it if it happens often and you'll get your acts closed.
Have no idea.
Only did it once, and did it because I really needed to cancel a rental car.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 1:34 pm
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Interval World Timeshare exchange fee coded as Travel. Does anyone know if IHG points plus cash codes as travel...I assume it would but????
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Old Dec 8, 16, 1:55 pm
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If I change the statement date, will it reduce the number of days to get my spend for the 100,000?
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Old Dec 8, 16, 2:42 pm
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I don't even know if changing the closing date is necessary, is it? I had my credit post the day my GC purchase posted. No waiting until the statement closed like some have said here. I think my statement closes on the 13th, and it's showing all my credit used now.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by OceanBreezes View Post
If I change the statement date, will it reduce the number of days to get my spend for the 100,000?
No that is set. The best way to find when it is use Chase SM. Then you'll have it in writing.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by zorbachs View Post
I don't even know if changing the closing date is necessary, is it? I had my credit post the day my GC purchase posted. No waiting until the statement closed like some have said here. I think my statement closes on the 13th, and it's showing all my credit used now.
People who want their statement closing date change is because either

1) Their next closing date is in Jan 2017, so they can't use the 2016 credit.

2) Their closing date is too soon in Dec 2016 for them to spend all $300 before it closes.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by bitachu View Post
putting in my order now..i'll see what i find out...
put in my Hawaiian air gift card purchase a couple of days ago..just confirmed that its counting..

the purchase shows up from a company called "HAWAIIAN GIFTS"

still I got my credit for 2016..just barely

i would advise signing up for the card March-Oct
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